S.R. Palumbo tells inner, outer struggles of man in novel
Kopfelman learned, and to please his mother, registered randomly as a student at NYU and majored in some commercial courses in business administration - although his heart was secretly set on acting, practically spending every spare moment on casting calls. He worked odd jobs to keep himself going in a furnished flat for ambitious failures on Essex Street, from which his wife had to rescue him (though in those days she was not his wife and Kopfelman had not thought of marriage, especially to her).
Fast-forward, he remembered sadly, everything he had left undone had disappointed and displeased his father, whom Kopfelman loved but died of emphysema at 50, coughing his brains out, giving out last-minute bits of advice.
A snippet from "Suppose 3" reads:
Kopfelman, winded and slightly wary, his glasses fogged up from perspiration, had cast about through the growing dusk and dire portent of traffic lights to check out an old lady with a "Dump Nixon" button who had been doggedly trailing him from the subway stop on Sixth Avenue to the entrance-way of Horn and Hardart on West 57th Street. He was definitely sure he was being followed, though maybe through a system of relays, the old lady acting as an innocent decoy Apple Annie.
By S.R. Palumbo
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781524560010
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781524560027
E-Book | 124 pages | ISBN 9781524560003
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About the Author
S.R. Palumbo is a graduate of Columbia University and a retirEd English teacher who is currently embarked on a career in writing. He is the author of three novels ("Passion Flower," The Mafia Leaders Cookbook" and "Who Killed Ramona Rosenberg?") and a poetry book ("Requiem for Lovers").
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